For the second time in two weeks, the Illinois state Senate has rejected an anti-bullying bill in a 29-21 vote.
The measure would have forced schools to adopt detailed policies for reporting and investigating bullying complaints.
Some conservative groups say the legislation was being used to force students to attend indoctrination sessions on homosexuality.
They asked for a provision allowing students to "opt out" of anti-bullying sessions designed to challenge their religious beliefs.
The legislation came up short of the required 30 votes both times the Senate voted on it.
Kim Colby, senior counsel for the Christian Legal Society, talked more about the recent push to combat bullying on CBN's Newswatch, May 30.